Cavern Stomp - The Complete Recordings CD
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The first part of this cd covers the 1960s period and was by far their best,the first five tracks live from the Cavern-magic!
The second part of the cd from the 70s was not the Big Three as I knew them and is rather "flat" and certainly misses the drumming and vocals of Johnny Hutchinson and Brian Griffiths guitar not very exciting,with Johnny Gustafsons singing poor.
But well worth buying for the original Big Three tracks which still sound raw and exciting.
At one time in the early days at The Cavern before the whole thing hit, The Big Three were almost equal to The Beatles. And apart from that EP they never really transferred the same excitement they had on stage to record. All the A & B sides of the singles are on here (tracks 6 to 15), they were good pop songs but maybe not the right material for The Big Three.
For various reasons they never reached their potential on record, and The Beatles became the biggest band in the world, and The Big Three just a footnote in pop history.
They were a very powerful stage act with plenty of raw energy and a great sound. But their records never captured the feel of what they were like live.
Tracks 16 to 31 is the 1973 reunion album Resurrection, a rather half-hearted attempt at a comeback, but by then it was all over. Beatles had split 4 years ago, and music had moved on into the Punk and Glam Rock era, and by 1973 The Big Three were a band out of time.
So you have the complete recordings on one CD, and worth the price just for the Cavern EP.
The 1973 'Resurrection' album is a different kettle of fish. I don't like it very much because of its lack of energy and vibe. It is as if you can hear that, by 1973, straight rock'n roll had to be delivered with a certain distance to be accepted. This Rpm compilation therefore is a strange half-a-mind affair. Still, the first 15 tracks are worth the price of admission.
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After Decca let the Beatles go they were more inclined to sign Mersey groups and with the Big Three there was little idea of what they were about. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2012 by Richard
Having a midlife crisis in my dotage. Needed to go back to when music was music and I was young. Always a fan of the Liverpool sound and this fitted the bill exactly.Published on 9 Mar. 2011 by Oz
If you dig the sound of the cavern club in Liverpool back in the 60's, then you'll love this Big Three.Published on 27 May 2010 by Stephen Bloom